Updated May 21, 2020
TCIA advises our members to check back to this page often for updates on actions by Congress and other COVID-19 news that may impact the tree care industry. Many of the links on this website will bring you to outside websites.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the federal government’s third COVID-19 response package designed to broadly address the economic impacts of, and otherwise respond to, the pandemic within the United States.
The CARES Act provides more than $2 trillion of economic relief to American companies, workers, and other individuals and imposes certain workforce retention obligations and other mandates or conditions on companies and employers who receive certain U.S. government grants of direct or guaranteed loans.
Beginning April 1st, 2020, all companies of 500 employees or fewer are required to provide paid expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). This webinar will provide an update on the latest information on FFCRA paid leave sick leave and expanded FMLA leave with a focus on how it affects tree care businesses, including available guidance on employers' options to seek exemption.
The importance of knowing what your company’s cash flow situation takes on added importance during this current climate. Learn some strategies to improve your current cash flow situation and how to project what that looks like into the near future, with a focus on being cash flow positive. Knowing your accounts receivables status and when your payables are due will bring some clarity on next steps. Hear the latest update on the new stimulus program. There will be a question and answer session to try to address member’s concerns.
Mike Levine will identify the types of insurance that may be triggered by COVID-19 business disruptions and exposures, insured’s duties with respect to their insurance policies and discuss some of the steps the state and federal governments are taking to address insurance related issues from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rick Weden will discuss how to effectively work with your insurance agent and insurance company(s) under these conditions, including how payroll audits are affected, preparing for insurance renewals and considerations on conducting a policy evaluation.
Here are some model policies you can use, please be sure to vet all policies and messages with your local authorities to ensure accuracy and adherence to any guidelines and regulations.
Please feel free to use this information as your own.
Sample Message to send to your Clients:
Model Policies to Send to your Crewmembers Regarding COVID-19
Sample Message to Send to your Employees:
Our company is doing the utmost to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our clients, our workers, and the community.
As a result, we are asking for your cooperation by taking the following precautions:
The purpose of this email is to provide several valuable tips that may assist you if your revenues and earnings are challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are certainly trying times, but understanding your cash flow and opportunities to enhance it will protect you and your company.